Fun Family Days Out at  Parc Bryn Bach
Start YOUR life membership from as little as 50 per day
 Bedwellty House & Park  

Back

Historical Sites

Blaenau Gwent is proud of its heritage and industrial past. Throughout the Borough are buildings, monuments and landscapes that reflect the importance of industry from the Industrial Revolution to the closure of our last colliery, Marine Colliery in Cwm in March 1989.

Memories of the past are found dotted around the Borough for visitors and residents to remember the past and to enjoy.

Ty Nest Llywelyn

On the north-west bank of Cwmtillery Lake are the remains of a substantial post-Medieval, stone farmhouse, standing on a large platform cut into the hill and aligned west to east. This site was identified by Lord Raglan and Cllr W. F. Deasy as the remains of Ty Nest Llewellyn or Nest John Rosser. . .

Read more

Trefil Rail Road

The Trefil Rail Road was constructed in 1793 (Rattenbury, 64) to carry limestone from the Trefil Quarries to the ironworks at Beaufort (est. 1780) and Ebbw Vale (est. 1790). A branch line was constructed from Beaufort Ironworks to Cwm Gwybedog and partly underlies Raglan Terrace. . .

Read more

Tredegar Town Clock

In the centre of the Circle stands Tredegar Town Clock the symbolic heart of the Town.

The true estimate of the cost of the Clock is disputed, some sources quote £500, others £1,000, but it was due to the efforts of the Manager of Tredegar Ironworks, Mr R. P. Davies and his wife that it was constructed. . .

Read more

Nantyglo Roundhouses

The Nantyglo Roundhouse complex is a unique relic of the Industrial Revolution. It was built in about 1816 by Joseph and Crawshay Bailey, the Ironmasters of the Nantyglo Ironworks, as a defended refuge against armed revolt by their workforce. In effect, it was the last private castle built in Britain. . .

Read more

Chartists' Cave

The Chartist's Cave is located in a prominent knoll to the east of Garn Fawr round cairn on the open, exposed moorland of Trefil Las at SO 1276 1523. The original name of the cave seems to have been Tylles Fawr (the Great Hole). . .

Read more

Bryn Oer Tramroad

The Bryn Oer Tramroad was constructed between September 1814 and April 1815 to connect the Bryn Oer coal patches and Trefil quarries with the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal at Talybont on Usk. . .

Read more

Bedwellty House and Park

At the heart of Britain's social history

Bedwellty House is a listed Regency villa in Tredegar. It is surrounded by a historic garden that was established in the early 19th century for the Master of Tredegar Iron Works. . .

Read more

Aberbeeg Packhorse Bridge

Although covered with a concrete surface and a modern handrail and fence, the Aberbeeg Bridge is a well-preserved example of a 17th century packhorse bridge and comprises single-span, stone-built arch some 10.5m long, 2.2m wide. . .

Read more


August Bank Holiday 2018
Here are our opening times for all our Aneurin Leisure venues on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2018: Abertillery Sports Centre - Closed Bedwellty ...
Read more
Save Money with Free Magazines and Ebooks from our Libraries Service
Did you know you can access FREE on-line magazines, eBooks and eAudiobooks from our Libraries Service in Blaenau Gwent?We have two fantastic FREE se...
Read more
Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week at Bedwellty House & Park
Afternoon Tea Week runs from 13th – 17th August and is a celebration of one of the nation’s favorite traditions; the combination of savoury and sweet ...
Read more

Latest Events

Go to Events
  • Date: Sat Aug 25 @ 9:30AM -
    Location:Abertillery Sports Centre
    More informastion to follow

    Read more


  • Date: Thu Aug 30 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
    Location:Abertillery sports Centre
    Join the totally tropical fun at Abertillery Sports Centre this summer with our ...

    Read more


  • Date: Fri Aug 31 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
    Location:Parc Bryn Bach
    Join us at Parc Bryn Bach for a fantastic opportunity to volunteer for a good ca...

    Read more


  • Date: Fri Aug 31 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
    Location:Abertillery Sports Centre
    Join the tropical fun with our Playscheme Hawaiian Party at Abertillery Sports C...

    Read more


  • Date: Tue Sep 04 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
    Location:Parc Bryn Bach
    Join us at Parc Bryn Bach for a fantastic opportunity to volunteer for a good ca...

    Read more


  • Date: Tue Sep 04 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
    Location:Parc Bryn Bach
    Join us at Parc Bryn Bach for a fantastic opportunity to volunteer for a good ca...

    Read more


  • Date: Fri Sep 07 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
    Location:Parc Bryn Bach
    Join us at Parc Bryn Bach for a fantastic opportunity to volunteer for a good ca...

    Read more


  • Date: Tue Sep 11 @ 7:00PM -
    Location:The Met
    Following the SELL-OUT success of AYDMS's Rock Of Ages, the senior section bring...

    Read more


  • Date: Wed Sep 12 @ 7:00PM -
    Location:The Met
    Following the SELL-OUT success of AYDMS's Rock Of Ages, the senior section bring...

    Read more


  • Date: Thu Sep 13 @ 7:00PM -
    Location:The Met
    Following the SELL-OUT success of AYDMS's Rock Of Ages, the senior section bring...

    Read more